A cron job is a command, that runs conveniently in the background on a pre-set period of time and it also runs a script in a website hosting account. There are no limitations in regard to what the script can be - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension should be. Some examples are sending a day-to-day report which contains all of the end user activity on a specified website, creating a regular backup or deleting the content in a certain folder. These tasks and / or any other script can be executed on time intervals specified by the user - each couple of minutes, hours or days, and even every month or maybe once a year based on the exact goal. Using cron jobs to improve numerous areas of administrating a site saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our shared web hosting, will help you to create cron jobs in several easy steps even if you have not employed this type of function before. Once you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs area where you are able to assign background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account to the actual script file and then select how often the cron job has to be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or in case you are more experienced, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you might have used with various other Control Panels.